After watching the way the Cleveland Browns played in their season opener last Sunday, it is a little difficult to find some positives about Brandon Weeden. When you stop and think about the 3 interceptions he threw and how he can’t avoid the pressure of a pass rush because he is immobile, you may over look a positive.
But Weeden does do some things correctly, one of those things is receiving the football from center. Most people don’t stop to think about how hard that can be when the first thing a quarterback is thinking, is how fast can he drop back and get rid of the ball without being hit by the on coming pass rush.
Plus, Weeden mostly played from the shot-gun in College, taking the ball from center is something he had to adapt to in his rookie season in the NFL.
We need to give Weeden some credit. he takes the ball from center like a finally tuned seasoned veteran who has played the game of football for years. Very seldom does Weeden ever screw up the exchange from center.
This is something most fans take for granted but when to stop and look at how hard the center snaps the ball, you begin to realize what a great job Weeden is doing accepting that exchange.
I am hopeful that his success with taking the ball from center can continue when the Browns travel to Baltimore this weekend to take on the World Champion ravens on Sunday. Weeden’s success is going to count on him taking the ball from center correctly.
So with that being said, I am going to continue to look for positive things to write about when it comes to covering Brandon Weeden. Hopefully he can improve a few other things this week.
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